Summer is the prime season to dust off your scissors for a DIY session. Old oversized shirts that you never wear just add clutter to your life so let’s do something about that. While they might fit a bit wonky now, you can transform them into your favorite tees or tanks. Make a crop top, add some fringe or knots and create your own cut out pieces. The possibilities are endless.
For now, let’s keep it simple. Here are five steps to turn your Check Your Self tee into a tank top:
- Lay the shirt out flat. Attempt to smooth out any creases and wrinkles.
- Cut the bottom of the shirt to desired length. Skip this step if you want to keep the length as is.
- Decide how low you want your armhole and cut in a natural curve. You may cut again if you want a narrower strap.
- Take the sleeve you just cut off and place it over the other sleeve. Match them up and cut along this makeshift template.
- Cut off the neck by following the seam. You may cut it into a V-neck or a larger scoop neck.
If you’re intimidated at first, practice with a shirt you don’t care about! And if you need some extra tips, visit the DIY station in the KAB Girlz Garage this summer at the Vans Warped Tour.
Keep A Breast x Vans Warped Tour OOTD | San Diego, CA
I love having one piece of clothing in an outfit that’s a bit eccentric and then throwing in a pop of edge and color. This summer while on the road, I’ve become a fan of wearing an oversized shirt or tank top as a dress and throwing my favorite vest over it.
It’s cute and still allows me to be comfortable while I’m working at the Keep A Breast Girlz Garage or power walking to get a peek at a band’s set.
- Oversized cut and sew Keep A Breast tank as a dress
- Denim shorts (not pictured)
- Faux leather vest with “I Love Boobies,” “NTR” and “Plastic Sucks” pins
- Black Converse with ankle socks
- Black head scarf
- Circle Sunnies (shout out to my girl Yoko Ono)
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